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Finding Ohms?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by downstairs, Nov 16, 2001.


  1. downstairs

    downstairs

    May 13, 2001
    Pasadena, MD
    is there a way to figure out how many ohms a cabinet is? My peavy cabinet dosen't have the nifty thing on it that tells me the impediance, if i take off the cover, and look at the speakers, will they tell me the ohms?
     
  2. Tapp

    Tapp

    Aug 29, 2001
    USA, Mississippi
    Yeah, you could open it up and check the drivers but you still don't know if they're wired in series, parallel, or series/parallel.

    The easiest thing to do is take a multimeter and set it for ohms; take a speaker cable and plug one end to the cab; take the unused plug and place one lead of the multimeter on the tip and the other on the sleeve of the plug. This will give you the DC resistance (not the same as impedance) which will give you an approximation of the cab's impedance. If it's an 8ohm cab, the meter will probably read ~6.5-7ohms and if it's a 4 ohm ~3.2ohms or so.

    Tapp
     
  3. downstairs

    downstairs

    May 13, 2001
    Pasadena, MD
    alright.....hrm......i'm gonna go rummage in my dad's tool chest to see if he has one...
     
  4. downstairs

    downstairs

    May 13, 2001
    Pasadena, MD
    damnation.......i can't find my dad's volt meter.....i've been hearing about running things in "series"...how do you do this?
     
  5. downstairs

    downstairs

    May 13, 2001
    Pasadena, MD
    *bump*
     
  6. cassanova

    cassanova

    Sep 4, 2000
    Florida
    why dont you just call peavey and tell them the model and serial # and theyll tell you.
     
  7. Ty McNeely

    Ty McNeely

    Mar 27, 2000
    TX
    Or just check around on the net. Look on Peavey's website. It should tell you just about everything you need to know.


    <a href="http://www.peavey.com">Click</a>